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Catherine Bowes is NWF's Senior Manager for Climate and Energy, working to leverage NWF's policy expertise as well as field and communications resources to address climate change. Based in NWF's Northeast Natural Resource Center, Catherine manages NWF's Atlantic Offshore Wind Campaign seeking to advance appropriately-sited offshore wind development. Catherine previously worked for Conservation Law Foundation - building public support for a environmental advocacy issues around New England. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy from Bard College and a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
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Report: State Leaders Must “Catch the Wind” Offshore to Protect Wildlife from Climate Change

7/10/2014 // By Catherine Bowes

Now, more than ever before, our treasured wildlife need us to deliver bold and effective climate change solutions. Rising temperatures, severe droughts, extreme coastal storms, and sea levels encroaching on low-lying areas are already altering the habitats of our most vulnerable […] Read more >

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SOLD! Deepwater Wind Wins America’s First Offshore Wind Lease Auction

7/31/2013 // By Catherine Bowes

America has just taken a major step forward in powering our nation with homegrown, clean energy. Today, the first competitive auction for offshore wind energy leases took place for an area off the coast of southern New England – and […] Read more >

Offshore wind turbines located near Denmark. Flickr photo by Kim Hansen.

America Must Lean into the Wind on Clean Energy

2/7/2013 // By Catherine Bowes

This week, the Washington Post called America’s pursuit of offshore wind energy a “tortured process” mired in uncertainty and challenges. While that is one way to describe it, National Wildlife Federation has a very different view of the prospects for […] Read more >

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Sandy’s Mandate: Time to Get Serious About Clean Energy

11/28/2012 // By Catherine Bowes

In the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, it is more important than ever for Americans to rethink our energy choices. Devastating extreme weather events are becoming far too common, with tragic consequences being felt along the coastlines of New York and […] Read more >

Offshore wind energy project in Denmark. (photo credit: Renewable Energy Long Island)

Offshore Wind Energy in New York…Coming Soon!

8/2/2012 // By Catherine Bowes

Over 100 people gathered on Long Island this week for an update on “Offshore Wind in 2012” at a conference National Wildlife Federation cosponsored with several local groups including Renewable Energy Long Island, Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment, Alliance for […] Read more >

Snowy Owl at Duxbury Beach. Photo credit: Frederick Bowes

Speak UP for Offshore Wind in Massachusetts!

5/22/2012 // By Catherine Bowes

Growing up in Massachusetts and throughout my adult life, I have spent countless days on the coast of the South Shore in every season. Whether on the beach or out on the water, I have always been in awe of […] Read more >

Obama Administration Hits the Accelerator for Responsible Offshore Wind Development

2/2/2012 // By Catherine Bowes

For too long, America has ignored an immense clean energy source sitting right off our shores. We’ve chosen to remain dependant on fossil fuels that cause dangerous air and water pollution, threaten our national security, and place future generations of […] Read more >

Salazar Announces Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

8/17/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Governor Lincoln Chafee and Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation for a press conference to announce a key step forward in the process to develop offshore wind energy in New England. There are significant […] Read more >

Offshore Wind is a Wise Investment

7/21/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

America’s offshore wind resources are immense, and it is time to get serious about bringing this significant, domestic clean energy source ashore.  National Wildlife Federation applauds Senators Carper (D-DE) and Snowe (R-ME) for their leadership in building a bipartisan coalition […] Read more >

Public Demand for Offshore Wind is Building

3/8/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

Americans are ready to get serious about renewable energy.  Today, NWF joined over 120 national, regional, and local organizations in sending a letter to President Obama calling for rapid, responsible development of our offshore wind energy resources. While battles rage […] Read more >

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